SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is is intended to verify if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with each cloud website hosting package that we offer and you're able to use it with ease to protect the e-mails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our hi-tech, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mails from emails made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mails can be taken care of by another provider, but when we take care of them in addition to your website, you can also enable the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option gives you improved protection as exclusively our server will be approved to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any sort of issues with this service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they'll help you right away.